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the north, by the French, while the
Jiussians are in possession of the towns
and villages on the left bank or uie
Tel Ho and the canal.
"A conference was held bv the gen
erals and the commanding officers of
the allied forces with a. view to organiz
ing military government in the city,
and it was decided after a long discus
sion to appoint . three administrators
with equal powers from among officers
r,t the three powers, Japan, Jngiana
and Russia, and finally the following
offices were chosen: Lieutenant Colonel
Aoki, Japan; Lieutenant Colonel Bower,
England, and Colonel Wegak, Russia.
"Upon the departure of Admiral
Seymour for Taku, Admiral Amseeff
3ias the seniority among the command
ing officers here.
'It is admitted by all foreigners here.
by military and civilian, that the fall of
"the city was mainly due to the gal
dantry of the Japanese forces."
Washington, July 24. A dispatch has
been received at the war department
hfrom Quartermaster Hyde, at Nagas
aki, stating that the transport Grant
jhas been reported in the island sea, and
lis expected to arrive at Nagasaki to
fanorrow. She has on board General
"haffee, commanding the army in
(China, and the Sixth cavalry, destined
for service in that country.
London. July 24. The foreign office
rfias received a dispatch from the Brit
fish consul at Tien Tsin, dated Satur
day, July 21, stating he had just re
ceived a letter from Sir Claude Mac
iDonald, the British minister at Pekin,
;lated July 4, appealing for relief.
There were enough provisions at the
' legation to last a fortnight, the letter
' Faid, but the garrison was unequal to
the task of holding out against a de
termined attack for many days. There
liad been 44 deaths and about double
that number wounded.
The foreign office thinks the dispatch
;loes not affect the main question of
: "the reported massacre of the members
fcf the legation at Pekin.
(Copyright. 1900, the Associated Press.)
Shanghai. Monday, July 23. The fol
lowing dispatch from the Associated
Press correspondent at Tien TVin
reached here today, having been de
layed twenty days in transmission:
"Tien Tsin. Tuesday, July 3. Famine
and pestilence are sure to strike the re
gion of Tien Tsin soon. Hundreds of
thousands of Chinamen are . leaving
their homes in the districts where fight
ing is going on, without means of sup
port. "Lieutenant Colonel John S. Mallory,
of the Forty-first United States in
fantry, has arrived here to act as mili
tary observer.
"The American and British command
ers here have established a censorship
of correspondents of those nationalities,
to prevent the transmission of news
that might tend to kindle international
animosities. The anti-Russian preju
dices of certain of the English corre
spondents caused this action.
What China Must Do If She Wants
His Help.
Washington, July 24. The following
correspondence between the president
of the United States and the emperor
of China was made public by the state
department today:
Translation of a cablegram received
by Minister Wu on July 20, 1900. from
the Taotai of Shanghai, dated July 19,
"Have received a telegram from Gov
ernor Yuaii, of Shan Tung, dated 23rd
day of this moon (July 19), who having
received from the privy council (at
Pekin) a dispatch embodying an im
perial letter to the president of the
"United States, has instructed me to
transmit it to your excellency. The im
perial message is respectfully trans
mitted, as follows:
"The Emperor of China, to His Ex
cellency the President of the United
States, greeting:
"China has long maintained friendly
relations with the United States and is
deeply conscious that the object of the
United States is international com
merce. Neither country entertains the
least suspicion or distrust toward the
other. Recent outbreaks of mutual an
tipathy between the people and Chris
tian missions caused the foreign powers
to view with suspicion the position of
the imperial government as favorable
to the peopleand prejudicial to the mis
sions, with the result that the Taku
forts were attacked and captured. Con
sequently there has been clashing of
forces with calamitous consequence.
The situation has become more and
more serious and critical.
"We have just received a telegraphic
memorial from our envoy Wu Ting
Fang, and it is highly gratifying to us
to learn that the United States govern
ment having in view the friendly rela
tions between the two countries has
taken a deep interest in the present
situation. Now China, driven by the
Irresistible course of events, hag unfor
tunately incurred well nigh universal
indignation. For settling the present
difficulty China places special reliance
in the United States. We address this
message to your excellency in all sin
cerity and candidness, with the hope
that your excellency will devise meas
ures and take the initiative in bringing
about a concert of the powers for the
restoration of order and peace.
"The favor of a kind reply is earn
estly requested, and awaited with the
greatest anxiety. KWANG HSU.
"Twenty-sixthi year, 6th moon, 23rd
day (July 19)."
"It is therefore my duty to transmit
the above with the request that your
excellency, in respectful obedience of
imperial advices, will deliver the same
to its high destination and favor me
With a reply. YU LIEN YUEN,
"(Taotai at Shanghai).
"Kwang Hsu 26th year, 6th moon,
23rd day (July 19, 1900)."
This cablegram was at once commu
nicated to the president at Canton, and
the following is his reply:
"The president! of the United States.
"To the Emperor of China, Greeting:
5 have received your majesty's message
of the 19th of July and am glad that
your majesty recognizes the fact that
the government and people of the Uni
ted States desire of China nothing but
what is just and equitable. The purpose
for which we landed troops in China
was the rescue of our legation from
grave danger, and the protection of the
lives and property of Americans who
were sojourning in China in the enjoy
ment of rights guaranteed them by
treaty and by international law. The
ame purposesare publicly declared by
all the powers which have landed mili
tary forces in your majesty's empire.
"I am led to infer from your majesty's
letter that the malefactors who have
disturbed the peace of China, who have
murdered the minister of Germany, and
a member of Japanese legation, and
who now hold besieged in Pekin those
foreign diplomatists who still, survive,
have not only not received any fa
vor or encouragement from your ma
jesty, but are actually in rebellion
i) gainst the 'imperial authority. If this
ibe the case, I most solemnly urge upon
ryour majestyS5government to give pub
lic assurancewhether the -foreign minis
ters are aiive-an-d io what conditio).
v -"teootidr g?ctoutttaa diftiomatio r j)r-.
sentatives of the powers in immediate
and free communication with their re
spective governments and to remove all
danger to their lives ana liberty.
"Third To Dlace the imperial author
orities of China in communication with
the relief exDedition so that co-opera
tion may be secured for liberation of the
legationeers, the protection of foreign
ers and the restoration of order. If
these objects are accomplished, it is the
belief of this government that no oo
stacles will be found to exist on the
part of the powers to an amicable set
tlement of all the questions arising out
of the recent troubles and the friendly
good offices of this government will.
with the assent of the other powers, be
cheerfully placed at your majesty s dis
position, for that purpose.
"July 23. 1900.
"By the president:
"JOHN HAY, Secretary of State."
Appeal for Mediation Re
ceives Attention.
Washington, July 24. The president
has listened to the appeal of the Chi
ntse government as transmitted
through Minister Wu and has signified
his willingness to mediate between the
imperial government and the powers.
but only upon conditions which first
must be met by the Chinese govern
ment. The answer is entirely consistent with
the statement of principles laid down
by Secretary Hay in his identical note
to the powers, and, moreover, it ac
cepts as truthful the Chinese state
ments relative to the safety of the for
eign ministers at Pekm.
It would not, of course, be possible
to take the initial steps toward medi
ation were either party to the negotia
tions to entertain open distrust of the
accuracy of the statements of the other.
Tht-re must be confidence between
them. The United States' answer does
not go to the length of the French an
swer to a similar application in laying
down conditions which the Chinese gov
ernment could not meet, even if so dis
posed, if it actually is struggling for its
own existence.
It does, however, look to the immedi
ate relief of the foreigners in Pekin.
and moreover to the protection of all
foreigners, missionaries and traders in
China and to the restoration of order.
With that much accomplished, the
state department feels that it can prop
erly approach the powers with the Chi
nese propositions for a settlement for
what has occurred.
The Chinese appeal came to Secretary
Hay through Minister Wu. The secre
tary promptly telegraphed it to the
president at Canton, and after taking a
full day for its consideration, the presi
dent's answer came. It was put in the
proper diplomatic form and a copy de
livered to Minister Wu, who is to for
ward it to his own government.
The imperial edict made public at
the state department shows that the
imperial government already has taken
the first steps toward doing what the
United States government demands as
the principal condition for the exercise
of its good offices, in enjoining the vice
roys, the magistrates and leading men
to stop the disorders and protect for
eigners. Our government will await the result
of this before proceeding further.
It is expected that adverse criticism
upon the action of the state depart
ment in this matter will be heard from
Europe, where the governments are act
ing upon the belief that all the foreign
ministers in Pekin have perished, but
our government nevertheless regards its
course as the correct one. All of the
European governments have taken the
stand above indicated. The last of the
answers to Secretary Hay's note recit
ing the Conger message have come, and
all of them, in terms polite and diplo
matic, express utter incredulity in the
authenticity of the Conger message.
Consul General Goodnow, himself a
man of good judgment, also cabled a
warning to Secretary Hay against the
acceptance of the message without con
firmation. But the state department
has fully considered the message in all
of its aspects, has carefully weighed the
numerous objections and suspicions put
forth here and in Europe, and without
guaranteeing the authenticity of the
message, feels it to be a matter of
prime duty to act upon the theory that
it is genuine.
Admiral Remey's notification to the
department that he had gone in person
up the Pei Ho from Taku to Tien Tsin
is attributed to the receipt by him of
Secretary Long's urgent message to
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Councilman J. B. Betts, of Topeka, nas just commenced work on the new Coffey County Court House. It will be a handsome structure, model
led after the Shawnee County Court House, and planned by the same architects, Holland & Co. It will be built of stone, and Mr. Betts
hopes to have the building enclosed before cold weather. It will cost in the neighborhood of $50,000.
hasten tfce efforts to get to Pekin, and
important news from him is expected
The Goodnow cablegram reciting the
message from Prince Tuan as vouching
for the safety of the foreign ministers
on July 18 caused a ripple of excite
ment for a time at the state depart
ment, but the officials soon concluded
from the context and other circum
stances surrounding the message that
Yuan was meant instead of Tuan. so
that the message lost the value it would
have had if it had come from the re
doubtable boxer leader.
Cuban Postal Officials Had Free
Access to the Safe.
New York, July 24. The hearing in
the case of C. F. W. Neely, was contin
ued today with George Marshall of the
finance department in. Cuba, on the wit
ness stand.
United States District Attorney Bur
nett of the prosecution, paid particular
attention to the fact that a safe which
contained whatever of the funds were in
the postoffice had Its outer door always
opened and that there was a general
laxness about handling the funds.
John D. Lindsey of the defense,
brought out on cross-examination the
fact that the employes of the office all
had access to the safe as well as the em
ployes of the money order bureau, who
kept their money order blanks in the
safe. Several employes had access to the
safe, and the moneys were placed in
three drawers in plain view and of easy
William Hoffman, assistant cashier of
the North American Trust company,
verified various deposits made with his
company by Mr. Neely.
Major Eugene F. Sadd, treasurer of
the island of Cuba, the next witness,
verified various deposits made with
Time Necessary to Determine Legiti
macy of Slot Machines.
The case of the Paul Berger Manufac
turing- company against Chief of Police
Ramsey was heard in the city court
this morning and taken under advise
ment by Judge McCabe.
Two months ago the police depart
ment seized two slot machines and ar
rested Charles Berkley as being the
owner. He claims to be the agent of
the Berger company, and suit was
brought for the recovery of the ma
chines on the ground that they are not
gambling devices. Berkley explained
that "the machines play and pay in
checks and pay one cigar for every
turn of the wheel whether the player
wins or loses. If any one makes a
mistake and puts in a nickle which is
the same size of the checks," said
Berkley, "that is not our fault. It is
not a gambling machine. Xou can t
lose. It is really an automatic sales
man, and you get a cigar and perhaps
from 10 cents to $5 in cash."
Officer Hendricks testified that he had
won from II to 52 on the macmnes.
Sergeant Donovan testified that he put
in about $3 and lost it all, and did not
even get a cigar. It was explained that
the sergeant was not lucky, and that
was no fault of the machine.
One Tare to Ft Scott and Return.
Account state convention of People's,
Democratic and Silver Republican par
ties, the Missouri Pacific will sell tickets
to Fort Scott and return for one fare
for the round trip.
Dates of sale July 22-23 and 24, limited
for return July 28.
A gentleman recently cured of dyspepsia
gave the following appropriate rendering
of Burns' famous blessing: "Some have
meat and can not eat, and some have
none that want it: but we have meat and
we can eat Kodol Dyspepsia Cure be
thanked." This preparation will digest
what you eat. It instantly relieves and
radically cures indigestion and all stom
ach disorders. At all drug stores.
Old Papers for Sale.
During this week old papers will be
sold for 5 cents per hundred at this of
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would be nominntpd Although this of
fice, by the terms of the Topeka agree
ment should go to the Democrats and
tne democrats were as firm in declaring
that the agreement should be sustained.
The Democrats are inexorable and
said if the agreement is broken there
will be no fusion. The Populists, though
they demand Martin, say there is no
question about fusion. A conference
was held at 1 o'clock this morning, be
tween the two parties, but no agreement
was reacned. Later two Populist con
gressional district caucuses voted to
stand by Martin.
xne Democrats met in the opera
nouse, tne Populists in the new conven
tion hall built especially for the purpose,
and the Silver Republicans in the court
house. Thomas W. Morgan, of Eureka,
decided on last night for temporary
chairman of the Democratic convention,
called that body to order.
Defeated Candidate for Chairmanship
Enthuses the Convention.
Special to the State Journal.
Fort Scott, July 24. Judge C. E.
Foote, Topeka, after the temporary or
ganization of the convention had been
completed, was called on for a speech.
He said:
I am glad to be accorded the honor of
speaking to a body of men who repre-
ocm. a. political party, composed ot a
f ?"cr Per cent or honest, intelligent and
independent thinking people, than any or
ganization of like character on the fact
of the earth. The People's Party was the
child of agricultural distress; conceived in
the hour of industrial gloom, and born in
the day of political degeneracy. The
pangs of hunger and the curse of greed
contributed to its birth and the scanty
nourishment from the emaciated form of
the goddess of liberty nursed it to man
hood. The People's Party had its origin among
the agricultural and industrial classes,
because these were the first effected and
the most sorely afflicted bv the contrac
tion of the currency and the shrinkage of
value, and for the further reason that all
reform movements of any consequence
invariably originate with the common
The writer or the speaker who indulges
in vile epithets and defines the members
of this party as owls and bats: repudia
tors and revolutionists; traitors and
tramps; scamps and scalawags; fools and
chumps, it a traducer and slanderer of
the darkest hue, and as such is not en
titled to either consideration or respect
by fair minded people.
There is no effect in this world without
a cause, and the very men who have re
viled us the most are largely responsible
for the severing of party affiliations by
those who today compose this party. The
cold, clammy Indifference with which the
demand of the poorer classes was treated
by the old parties, finally resulted in driv
ing a large number of the most conscien
tious, honest, deserving men out of them,
and in many instances, out of them for
ever. The ReDUblican nailers find nrntrtN
would have you believe that the distress
ing times which led ud to this movempnt.
originated during the Cleveland adminis
tration. They charge it all to Democratic
free trade and mismanagement. Thev
seem to have forcrotten that durine- Mr.
Harrison's administration corn sold in
Kansas for elevent cents per bushel.
wheat as low as thirty-five, and other
farm products in proportion, while many
who had nothing but their labor to sell,
could find no market for it at all. They
seem to have forgotten that a resolution
originated in the Republican senate, and
concurred in by the Populist house in
1891, calling for a commercial congress of
the western states, to discuss the causes
of agricultural depression and to suggest
remedies therefore. That resolution be
gan as follows: "Whereas, The complaint
throughout agricultural sections, based
upon economic questions, having become
general in thestates of the west and south
west," etc; that such a congress did meet
in Kansas City, Mo., in the month of
April in the year li9L it being about the
middle of President Harrison's term of
office, and that Mr. Harrison in a letter
addressed to that distinguished body of
men, made the following statement:
"The farmers insist that the prices of
farm products have been too low below
the point of fair living and fair profits. I
think so too."
The distinguished senator from Ohio,
John Sherman, in a letter to the same
body of men, used the following language:
"There has been a depression among
those engaged in agricultural pursuits,
not confined to the western states or to
our own country, but general throughout
the world."
Mark you, this depressed condition con
ceded by President Harrison, Senator
Sherman and thousands of other great
men obtained under Republican rule or
rather misrule and during the reign of
the McKinley tariff law. Smarting under
these conditions, and in hope of relief,
a large majority of the voters of this
rraintrv cast their ballots in 1892 for
Grover Cleveland, only to discover later
that in so doing they had plunged deeper
into the quagmire oi nnanciai oratress ana
social disorder. While one of the great
parties was engaged in charging tne ca
lamitous condition to over-production and
agricultural extravagance, and the other
to high protection and official prodigal
ity, a new star appeared in the political
firmament and a new declaration of eco
nomic doctrine was published to the
For years a great many honest, sin
cere men had continued to affiliate with
the old parties in hope of a reformation
that would bring relief, until they were
forced to the awful, but truthful conclu
sion, that no nolitical oartv could be re
formed within itself. Having arrived at
this point, they severed their connections
with the parties of their fathers, with the
parties of their own early manhood days,
and proceeded to organize upon new
principles and governed by new methods.
This party in representative convention
assembled in the city of Omaha on the
4th day of July, 1892, nominated a ticket
and adopted a declaration of principles.
which have had greater influence in
American politics than many of the pro
moters realize, and far greater than old
party advocates are willing to concede.
At that convention the People's Party
declared the money question to be the
paramount issue before the people. The
old parties pressed the tariff question to
tne front, ana wrangled over tnat issue,
but in verification of the correctness of
the Populist" position, the president called
an extra session of congress, just thirteen
months after the Omaha declaration, to
settle the financial problem, and true to
his pledges to the money loaners, succeed
ed in repealing the last vestige oi law lav-
orable to silver. This plunged us to the
bottom or tne ditcn, ana reacnea tne
depth of the most disastrous times - in
modern history.
During the period just referred to, the
People's Party proceeded to educate the
psople upon the real question at issue, and
succeeded to the extent of causing the
Democratic party to desert Its Republican
leader ana adopt a Democratic ana nu
mane platform. The Influence of Popu
lism was such that all over the east, and
in many instances in the west, the Chi
cago platform was charged with being
Populistic and even anarchistic.
In relation to the result of Populism in
tnis state, l am proud to call your atten
tion to some of its beneficent iegislation.
It lias compelled the owners of coal mines
to pay the miners for their entire output
and prohibited them from sifting out a
good share of the workman's diggings.
It has prevented the stock extortioners
at the mouth of the Kaw rom perpetu
ating their robberies against the stock
raisers and shippers of the state.
It has given us a law regulating banks
and building associations, which protects
tne aepositor and investor in tnese insti
tutions, and enacted other wholesome
laws, some of which have been abrogated
by Republican courts.
This party gave us the best superintend
ent of insurance this or any other state
ever had. and It will doubtless restore
that gentleman to the place which the
present governor fired him out of with
out warrant of law or shadow of reason,
save the behests of his corporation allies.
inis party nas given us -tne best bank
commissioner in tne united fatates, and
the ablest chief justice that has ever sat
on tne supreme bencn oi tms common
wealth. This party has furnished the state with
some very faithful representatives in the
lower house of congress, and with one of
the most efficient members of the upper
house that ever occupied a seat in that
body. Did it ever occur to you that had
it not been for the People's party, the
state would have no Senator Harris,
neither would the general government
have saved a sufficient sum in the sale
of the Union Pacific railroad to purchase
ten minion jrrnpino slaves.
This party nas given tne state two or
the most economical administrations in
its history, and will now proceed to give it
tne tnira.
This party has declared for government
ownership of public utilities, a doctrine by
the opposition, first ridiculed, next fav
ored and finally, in a measure, embraced.
The paramount issue in the last city
election in Topeka, the strong hold of
Republicans, was the public ownership of
the water works, and upon that issue Mr.
Drew, a staunch Republican, was elected
the city's mayor.
This party demanded a greater volume
of money with which to transact the busi
ness of the country, and the Republicans
laughed and said we had plenty of money;
said that what we needed was more tariff.
Now that the currency has been Increased
over $500,00il.000 during the present admin
istration, they point to this with pride as
the cause of better times. In this I feel
a little like the old lady who thanked the
lord for a loaf of bread, even if the devil
did bring it. However, the fact that na
ture has furnished us a greater output of
gold during the pa-st few years than she
did of both gold and silver in years gone
by, can hardly be credited to the Republi
can party. If Mr. McKinley be responsi
ble for the good crops in Kansas during
his administration, I presume that he
would . be equally responsible for short
crops elsewhere.
The truth of the matter is, the two I
great political parties have exchanged po
3ltions during the last forty years.
Thirty-five years ago the Republican
party was full of humane sympathy. It
was full of patriotism, and stood for lib
erty; today it is full of corruption and
against the common people. Then it was
right, now it is wrong. Thirty-five years
ago the Democratic party .was wrong,
now it is right, and- consequently we are
for it and with it in the approaching bat
tle for the sovereignty of man.
Four Elondikers Lose Their Lives on
Stewart River.
Tacoma, Wash., July 24. Late ad
vices from Dawson give the details of
another tragedy, four out of a party of
five' losing their lives as a result of a
terrible trip taken to the head waters
of the Stewart river. The dead are
Antoine Perry, Charles Sandstrom, of
Boston; Oscar Van Buren, who started
for the Klondike with Sandstrom from
Boston and Louis Bouchard, who
joined the party in Atlin. In addition
to these was George Saxholm, of Oak
land, Cal., who is the sole survivor. He
was picked up below the mouth of the
Stewart river, floating down the Yukon
toward Dawson. When discovered he
was nearly dead, having, he explained,
after gaining his senses; been as near
as he knew four days without anything
to eat.
The party left Atlin in the fall of 1898
and in November separated, Sandstrom
and Van Buren never thereafter being
heard from. Perry and Bouchard were
drowned in the rapids by the capsizing
of their craft. 1
Track Swept Away in Colorado
Bain in Kansas.
Several hundred feet of Santa Fe
track east of La Junta, Colo., was
washed out by a cloudburst last night
As a result all traffic on the main line
was blocked, and the through afternoon
tiains from the west will be several
hours late today. The damage has
been repaired.
A soaking rain fell over Kansas and
Colorado last night and early this
morning. In Kansas the rainfall was
irom one to three inches, and the heav
iest downpour was In, the northern por
tion, where it was most needed. No
rain is reported on the Rock Island
line south of Caldwell, or on the Santa
Fe line in Oklahoma. .
The rain of last night materially in
creases the prospects for a fair corn
crop in the northern counties, where
ten days ago the crop was thought to be
almost a total failure.
Movements of Troops.
New York, July 24. The transport
Rawlins, which left Santiago Saturday
with thirteen officers and 300 men of
the Fifth infantry, is expected to reach
quarantine some time today. These
troops will be sent to Ft. Sheridan, 111
The Sedgwick, with twenty-two officers
and 8a0 men of the Second infantry
due today. She left Cuba July 19. These
troops are to be sent on to Ft. 1 nomas,
at Newport, Ky. Company E, battalion
of engineers, will start from West Point
today over the West Shore railway for
San Francisco. This detail numbers
two officers and 150 men.
Hay Goes to Cleveland.
Washington, July 24. Secretary Hay
left here last night for Cleveland to at
tend the funeral of Mrs. Hay's mother.
He is expected to return to the city
Chicago, July 24. WHEAT Wheat
early today was weak, depressed by lower
cables, good weather in the northwest and
lack of outside interests. Trade was dull,
September opening 4(g-c to under
yesterday at 76lfec to 764c and shortly af
terward recovered to 76c. The corn
weakness at this moment became an in
fluence and the market sold off to 7554c.
Covering caused a rally to Tti'ic Re
ceipts here 291 cars, 66 of contract grade.
Minneapolis and Duluth reported 226 cars
agmnst zu last week and B3 a year ago.
ine market later dropped to Vdc Dut
recovered on the decrease of 2.000.000 in
the world s visible to ibsc There was no
support to the advance and following this
the market sagged off to To'ic, at which
the market, closed. VAt 54c under yester
CORN The corn market was weak
early under liquidation caused by heavy
rains in the corn growing belt. Septem
ber opened 4c lower at Jsc to Vflc,
rallied to 39c, and then broke sharply to
38c, where the market steadied. Receipts
were tM cars.
The remainder of the session was quiet
and the tone steady. September closed
l(a e lower at 38 c.
OATS Oats were dull and featureless,
inclined to easiness in sympathy with
wheat and corn. September opened 1i1.-4C
down at 2314c to 2314c. touched 2314350
and then sold off to 23&-V&C Receipts were
197 cars.
PROVISIONS The provisions market
was firm, but quiet, drawing support from
light hog receipts and a good outside de
mand. The packers aided in maintaining
prices by purchasing lard and ribs. Sep
tember pork opened 2'ic higher at $11.93:
September lard unchanged at ?6.b21, and
September ribs a shade lower to a shade
higher at $6.95W6.97,7i to SC.StTV-'UT.OO.
FLAX Cash: N. W., $1.50; July, $150;
August, $1.50; October, 1.30; September,
RYE July, 5Hic; September, 52'ic
BARLEY Cash, 39ft' 46c.
TIMOTHY September. $3.47; October,
Chicaeo Livestock Market.
Chicago, July 24. CATTLE Receipts,
3,000; including 600 Texans; generally
steady. Good to prime steers, iS.lo'&o.W:
poor to medium, $4.65i5.10; stockers and
feeders steadv, $; cows, $3.00fT4.;
heifers, $3.0tff5.15: canners, $2.00ii2M:
bulls, $3.0015 4.60: calves, unchanged, $4.53
&6.40; -Texas fed steers strong, $4.35155.15;
grass steady, $3.404.30; Texas bulls
steady. $2.50csi3.75.
HOGS Receipts today. 11.000; tomorrow,
25,000: left over, 2,679. Steady; top, $5.45.
Mixed and $3.15a6.40; good to choice
heavy, $5.205.45; light. $S.15r85.42Vi; bulk of
sales. $5.305.40.
SHEEP Receipts. 10,000. Sheep steady:
lambs dull. Good to choice wethers. $4.10
4.40: fair to choice - mixed, $3.001fi4.00:
western sheep. $3.0O?ff'4.4O; native lambs,
$i.OO-i5.75; western lambs, $5.00i6.00.
Official vesterday:
RECEIPTS Cattle, 14.5SG; hogs, 20,283;
sheep. 15.784.
SHIPMENTS Cattle, 4,050; hogs, 7,477;
sheep, 1.2&4.
Kansas City Livestock Market.
Kansas City, Mo.. July 24. CATTLE
Receipts. 8.000: market steady. Native
steers, $3.75y5.50; Texas steers, $2.55,i4.85;
Texas cows. $1.50Tj3.35: native cows and
heifers. $1.5fi4.60: stockers and feeders,
$3.3'K(4.30; bulls. $2.75ft3.SW.
HOGS Receipts, 8,000; market steady to
strong and active. Bulk of sales, $5.15'3;
5.25: heavy, $5.2fl&5.30: packers, $5.171A'a
5.2714: mixed. $5.15iS5.25; light. $4.95ti5.20;
yorkers, $5.155.20: pigs, $4.45'y5.12V4.
SHEEP Receipts. 2.000; market strong.
Kansas City Produce Marks
Kansas Citv. Mo., July 24. WHEAT
September, 6i3sC Cash: No. 2 hard. 66'AiQ
6Sc: No. 3, 65'&66ii!c; No. 2 red, 702c; No.
3, 67-fi70e.
CORN September, SS'ic; December,
330. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 2P,ic; No. 2
white, 3S'&39c: No. 3, 38e.
OATS No. 2 white, 25ig26c
RYE No 2. 50c.
HAY Choice timothy, $9.50; choice
prairie, $7.00.
BUTTER Creamery 16518c; fancy dairy
EGGS Fresh, 9c
Lambs, $4.50fc6.00; muttons, $3.254.50.
Topeka Markets Today.
Topeka, July 24.
LIGHT-$4.70W4.90. ,,,cnn
NO."2 WHEAT 6Mb6C.
NO. 2 CORN 36c.
NO. 2 OATS 22(X
HAY $5.00165.50.
EGGS 9 cents.
CHICKENS 66H cent.
TER. 19c.
Topeka Hide Market
Topeka, July 24.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
in Topeka this week:
NO. 1 TALLOW 3Hc. .. ,
Market Gossip.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112- East Fifth street, lopeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Liverpool: Wheat, o lower; corn, d
Chicago: Estimated receipts for tomor
row: Wheat, 180 cars; corn, 260 cars; oats.
150 cars; hogs, 26,000 head.
Northwest receipts of wheat: Minneap
olis, today, 159 cars, last year, r32; Duluth,
today, 67 cars, last-year 150.
Chicago: September wheat Puts, good
tomorrow, 7414c; calls, 76V4C , September
corn Puts, 37Vc; calls. 39"r-iC
Total clearances: Wheat and flour (as
wheat), 176,000 bu. ; corn, 376,000 bu. ; oata,
48.000 bu. ,
Message from J. C. Goings, who is in
Chicago, says: "Local crowd are gettim?
bullish on wheat and buying on this
Closing Liverpool cables: Wheat, a
lower; corn, tl lower for the day.
Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 2X4 cars;
corn, 42 cars; oats, 12 cars. Last year
Wheat, 86 cars; corn, 66 cars; oats, 4 cars.
New York Money Market
New York, July 24. MONEY Money on
call steadv at l1 per cent. Prime mer
cantile paper, 4Ca per cent. Sterling ex
change steady at $4.87'i'i for demand
and at $4.S3vi'a4.84 for sixty days; posted
rates, $4iiv&4.s5. and $4.sva-4.&(i6 ; com
mercial bills, $4.83!fr4.s3U.
SILVER Silver certincates, 61'4fiiKi4c
bar silver, 61ViiC: Mexican dollars. 4V4c.
BONDS Government bonds easier; U. S.
refunding 2s, when issued, registered. 104;
do coupon, 104; 2s, registered, 100; 3s, reg
istered, 109: 3s, coupon, 1UP4; new 4s,
registered, lSii: new 4s. coupon, 133; old
4s. registered, 115'2; coupon, 115; reg
istered, 113i; coupon, 114H.
Butter Market.
New York, July 24. BUTTER Receipts,
16.155 packages; steady; creamery, 174j20c;
current packed factory, 14il6c.
EGGS Receipts, 12,079 packages; firm;
western at market. Wo 1314c for . average
lots: western loss off, 15J,C
SUGAR Raw strong; lair refining, 4c;
centrifugal, 96 test, i'nc; molasses sugar,
COFFEE Dull; No. 7. Rio, 9&C
Cotton Market.
Galveston, Texas, July 24. COTTON
Quiet, Hc.
New York. July 24. COTTON Spot cot
ton closed quiet Vic advance; middling up
lands, loc; middling gulf, ligC Sales,
202 bales. ,
New York- TJp-Town Gossip.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, July 24. Unless the situa
tion of affairs in China is alive, if not a
dominate factor in the current stock mar
ket it would be hard to lind satisiictory
reason for a general rise in stocK.s. It
was the more favorable aspect of tha
Chinese situation on the surface which,
rallied British consols and Chinese securi
ties abroad, thereby relieving some specu
lative tension. Of course, the New York
city bank statement was of a character
to favor a favorable sentiment and it is
rarely that the full Influence of these
statements is felt, in the hour of the
short Saturday's stock session following
their publication. Crop news again was
encouraging yesterday, but on the contro
versy be'tween the optimists and pessi
mists on this railroad market this sub
ject is by no means settled. There was
no fresh domestic political news, but
there is a substratum of confidence on
this point in Wall street, which as yet
shows no signs of being disturbed. Tak
ing the characteristics of yesterday's
speculation in conjunction with the gen
eral news at hand, it would certainly seem
that prices had been helped materially by
their evinced hope in the safety of the
foreign legations at Pekin and as a nat
ural consequence In the prospect of a sat
isfactory settlement of the present la
mentable disturbances in the far east.
Range of Prices.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Chicago, July 24.
Open High Low Close yes.
July ..
Aug. ..
Sent ..
75i,i 75H
75i4- 75
761a-V4 76
6 92
6 95-97
39V4 ---i
23 -ti
11 80
11 93
July ..
Aug. ..
Sept ..
3S-6-5-4 39
3854-, 38-39 38
July ...
Aug. ..
Seot ..
22 22
. 22-J 23
231-tt 23y,
Sept ...1195
11 80
11 92
6 72
6 77
6 80
6 92
6 96
12 00 11 87
July ...
6 82 6 85 6 77
6 85-87 6 87-SO 6 80
6 83
6 83
. 6 95-97 7 00 6 92
. 6 95 6 95 6 90
6 97
6 95
6 90
Sept ..
67 67- 66
July ...
Sept ...
35- 35
36 36
(Ranges of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 East Filth street. Topeka.
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York. July 24.
Stocks. Op'n'i'High'Low
1 I '
Sugar 127Vi 129 12714
People's Gas .. 100 loo 99M
Am. Tobacco .. 94 9v4 94
A. S. & W 35 36 34
B. R. T 6x 59 56
Federal Steel .. 35', 35 3414
C. B. & Q 127 127 126
C, R. I. & P... H7 1U7-S, 106
C, M. & St. P.. 112 112 111
Atchison com.. 27 27 2.4
Atchison pfd .. 70 70 69'
Manhattan 91 92' 91
Mo. Pacific .... 51 51 50
V. Pac. pfd .. 75 75 75
U. Pac. com .. 5 57"t.
N. Y. Central.. 130M 1301 130
So. Pac. pfd .. 31 S4 3.:
C. C. C 60V4 ) 6!
C. & 0 28 2s 27-b
Reading pfd .. 60!4 ei 59
B. & 0 76 77 75 I
T. C. & 1 74 74 72
N. Pac. pfd .... 72 72 71
N. Pac. com.... 51 51 61
L- & N 73 73 73
Telephone 273.
Commission Merchant,"
Receiver and Shipper of Grain.
113 East Fifth Street.
Leased private market and eossfo wlrs
to Chicago. Always in the market for
cash grain. Consignments of grain and
correspondence solicited.
96 9414
34 35
66 58
34 35
107 1"7
111 112
i4 26
6y lu4
91 I 91
60 I 61
75- 75
l.Til I ISO
33. 31L,
591 4 1 6(1
27 27
59 I 60
75,! 7!
721 74'fc
71U, 72
61 51
73 74

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